M. C. S.'s Blog

Poetry: the best words in the best order.

M. C. S.

M. C. S.
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Birthday
December 19
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For me writing is the best way to talk without ever being interrupted.................................. ©2014 M.C.S. - all rights reserved

MY RECENT POSTS

NOVEMBER 27, 2014 9:02AM

Winter Ghost

Detesting winter

stepping out into cold mornings

sky dark as India ink

accompanied by a bone deep chill

reaching for a knit scarf

double-wrapped around

tight attempting to keep warm  

pulling tight a thick wool coat

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NOVEMBER 25, 2014 8:38AM

Erupt

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  An internal storm

  rages

 

  The inner most layers

  snap

 

  This night’s darkness

  moans

 

  Kept awake night after night

  madness

 

  TheRead full post »

NOVEMBER 24, 2014 9:30AM

Onlooker

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Eyes look up

from writing

sadness tells a story

 

Outside the coffee shop

snow turns to rain

grey clouds match those eyes

 

Seeing way too much

looking away

what are you thinking

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NOVEMBER 22, 2014 2:39PM

Late November

 

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  Autumn lies discarded

 the landscape looking exhausted

all is the colour of soot

remnants of yesterday’s snow fall

dots the terrain like puddles of melted wax

 

Such bleak scenery

pushes one indoors

seeking warmth and comfort

wintry weather hasRead full post »

NOVEMBER 17, 2014 8:08AM

Bitter Hours

Too much has happened

time weighs heavy on me

this weight has eaten

away at my core

 

As this year winds down

I look ahead with a measure

of fear and worry

what’s waiting for me

 

I’ve shoulderRead full post »

NOVEMBER 15, 2014 12:40PM

Winter Materializes

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Mornings break with

a bluish light

it streams

quietly across

the landscape

promising

snow and cold

surely ice will follow

with it comes

those cracking sounds

that rings out in the night

followed by dense quiet

that causesRead full post »

NOVEMBER 9, 2014 10:02AM

Black Entries

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The day-timer is full

however the days are

empty

meaningless

 

The radio plays

in the background

mindless

tunes

 

The skies are lead grey

leaves blow in the breeze

tumble

gone

 

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NOVEMBER 3, 2014 7:58AM

Autumn #10

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Late afternoon

pond sparkles

gentle swaying grasses

 

Rustling leaves

carried in the breeze

distant bird song

 

Daylight fading

time trickling past

autumn’s end

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~ acrylic

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NOVEMBER 1, 2014 10:03AM

Autumn #9

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 Frosty dawn

dancing snowflakes

at first light

 

Golden maple leaves

carpet the lawn

their edges highlighted white

 

The first snow

has come early

calendar still reads autumn

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When

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OCTOBER 26, 2014 2:10PM

Autumn #8

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Autumn drizzle

bringing this walk

to an end

 

Murmurs of thunder

match pace

with crashing waves

 

Drab colour

spreads outward

landscape looking tired

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~ acrylic on canvas,

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OCTOBER 20, 2014 7:13PM

Autumn #7

 

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One stands on the dock

usually a favourite spot

today the autumn mist envelops

 

Consuming dampness

heavy overcast sky

life seems to have stopped

 

A colourless day

very little sounds

a melancholy moment

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OCTOBER 19, 2014 2:30PM

Autumn #6

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Autumn afternoon

overcast sky

gull rides the breeze

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~ image by MCS


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OCTOBER 14, 2014 7:09PM

Autumn #5

 

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In these woods

goes no one

this crisp autumn morning

 

Damp autumn wind

red and gold leaves

tremble before release

 

Fluttering autumn leaves

meander downward

crunching sounds underfoot

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OCTOBER 12, 2014 2:13PM

Autumn #4

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 Mellow autumn light

 red and gold palette

 deep sense of tranquility

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~ acrylic on canvas, MCS, Lake Aquitaine, Ontario

 

 


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OCTOBER 9, 2014 9:03AM

In October

I cup your ashes

in my trembling

hands

 

A cold gray heap

with traces of white

surprisingly free of scent

 

Above the sky so blue

the sun highlighting

the tops of the trees below

 

TheRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 10:45AM

Autumn #3

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  Just this morning

  a lingering fog

  gentle breeze, falling leaves

  circleoflife1403739165 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ~ acrylic on canvas, MCS, Niagara Escarpment,  Mount Nemo

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SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 4:33PM

Autumn #2

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  The beginning of autumn

   doors adorned

   in subdued colours

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 ~ image by MCS

 

 

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 9:31AM

Autumn #1

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Perfect autumn moment

expressed in gold and red

breathtaking beauty 

 

Early morning

peering through birch trees

sunrise a gift

 

Autumn brings

spectacular light

alls aglow

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~ acrylic

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 8:19AM

Tranquility

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 Blessed silence

 frog slips into a pond

 a ripple spreads  

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   ~ acrylic on canvas, MCS, Forks of the Credit River, Ontario

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 5:24AM

The Day Everything Changed

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Remembering

the day the earth

doubled on its self

and we bent

under the agony

of loss

destruction

hate

discord

time has

moved on

but the pain

has not easedRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 7:25PM

Rules are always changing

Words they are dormant

held in by fear and anger

gut in knots

choking back tears

 

Can language accumulate

like silt

at the bottom

of a cold lake

 

Words held back

can they resurrect

whenRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 1:05PM

Light and Dark


Days start

and end

in darkness

 

The mystery

of nightfall

has always intrigued

 

The birth

of a new morning

always a gift

 

In between we experience

the threads we weave

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SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 7:26PM

T. O. Snapshot

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  How I love

  walking this shoreline

  cityscape glows beyond

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~ acrylic on canvas, Toronto Island view of T.O., MCS  

 

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 9:05PM

Consider

 

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  Is it possible

to live without regret

hands unclasp

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 ~ pencil on rag paper, MCS

 

 

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AUGUST 30, 2014 11:38AM

Serenity

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  The lake tranquility

  graceful silence

  distant sails billow

  circleoflife1403739165 

 

 

 ~ acrylic on canvas, Catchacoma Lake,  MCS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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